Versailles on Paper

This exhibition documents the contemporary representation of Versailles through a multifaceted array of prints, books, maps, medals, and manuscripts. It highlights in particular those elements that today survive only on paper: ephemeral festivals; short-lived creatures (courtiers, animals, flowers); fragile groves and fountains too costly to maintain; and once celebrated masterpieces of art and architecture that were irrevocably destroyed or altered.

1897: Kodak Portfolio

“Child Portrait” by Mr. J. Craig Annan. There is no more delightful occupation for the Kodaker than to photograph a charming child. The self-consciousness which so often spoils an otherwise capital model of more mature years is entirely absent, and the operator has full scope to exercise his skill in reproducing some of the childish […]

Pathological Color

The Graphic Arts Collection recently acquired the January 9, 1968 issue of Look magazine for Princeton University’s upcoming class: Pathological Color, VIS 326 • Spring 2018, being taught by James Welling, Lecturer with the rank of Professor in Visual Arts. This course will examine photography’s ongoing negotiation of evolving color technologies. Students will use film […]

Gutenberg 2018 Jubilee

Move over Shakespeare, Poe, and Luther. Next week brings the start of the Gutenberg 2018 Jubilee. Leading scholars of incunabula will descend on Mainz, Germany, for the opening symposium Friday, 26 January 2018. Held in the Atrium Maximum, Alte Mensa, Johann-Joachim-Becher-Weg 3-9, on the campus of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, the day of lectures is […]


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